FROM Gary Ackerman
The San Bruno Explosion: Could It Happen Here? Four people were killed and 37 homes were destroyed when a natural-gas pipeline blew up with so much force that a 28-foot section landed 100 feet away from the crater left by the blast. Inspectors from the PG&E and agencies of the state and federal governments still don’t know what happened. Note: If you’re concerned about a gas smell or apparent gas leak, call 800-427-2200
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.